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A First Look At The New Headquarters Of The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency



St. Louis residents are getting their first look at what the new headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in north St. Louis will look like.

The Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing construction at the 97-acre site, released the drawings for the spy agency’s new campus on Tuesday. The office building, garages, visitors center and security checkpoints are being designed and built by a combined venture of McCarthy Building Companies, which is based in the St. Louis suburb of Rock Hill, and HITT Contracting, which is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

“We will not get the contractor’s schedule for another six weeks, and we don’t have firm dates right now, but we anticipate the groundbreaking will be in the late summer or fall and hope that construction will start as early as late this year,” said Amy Snively, a spokeswoman with the Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing the NGA West project.

The campus construction contract is worth $700 million, Snively said.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-look-new-headquarters-national-geospatial-intelligence-agency

A First Look At The New Headquarters Of The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

St. Louis residents are getting their first look at what the new headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in north St. Louis will look like.

The Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing construction at the 97-acre site, released the drawings for the spy agency’s new campus on Tuesday. The office building, garages, visitors center and security checkpoints are being designed and built by a combined venture of McCarthy Building Companies, which is based in the St. Louis suburb of Rock Hill, and HITT Contracting, which is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

“We will not get the contractor’s schedule for another six weeks, and we don’t have firm dates right now, but we anticipate the groundbreaking will be in the late summer or fall and hope that construction will start as early as late this year,” said Amy Snively, a spokeswoman with the Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing the NGA West project.

The campus construction contract is worth $700 million, Snively said.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-look-new-headquarters-national-geospatial-intelligence-agency

Allegations Of Fraud, Stolen Records Swirl In Legal Fight Over Hillsboro, Kansas, Hospital

Allegations of financial fraud and stolen hospital records have surfaced in an increasingly nasty legal battle over the fate of Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Kansas.

The critical access hospital, which is partly owned by a company controlled by Florida resident Jorge Perez, is resisting efforts by Perez to move its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case to North Carolina.

That’s where a bankruptcy judge recently consolidated the bankruptcy filings of seven other rural hospitals controlled by Perez and Perez-affiliated groups. The hospitals include the now-closed Oswego Community Hospital in Oswego, Kansas; Horton Community Hospital in Horton, Kansas; and I-70 Community Hospital in Sweet Springs, Missouri.

Four other hospitals in Oklahoma and Arkansas controlled by Perez-affiliated groups likewise have sought Chapter 11 protection in North Carolina.

https://www.kcur.org/post/allegations-fraud-stolen-records-swirl-legal-fight-over-hillsboro-kansas-hospital

State Sen. Gina Walsh encourages Labor union women to run for office


Last year, Missourians defeated “right-to-work,” voted to raise the state minimum wage and approved CLEAN Missouri to reduce the influence of lobbyists and do away with the gerrymandering of districts, but State Senator Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors) says more must be done to protect working families.

“We did all these good things when it came to the issues, but people went to the ballot box and sent the same guys back to Jefferson City that do not support us,” Walsh said. “There are about 15 ‘right-to-work’ bills in Jefferson City this year. This is not over and these issues will always be here as long as we send the wrong people to Jefferson City.”

Walsh, the first female president of the Missouri State Building & Construction Trades Council and the first woman to go through Heat & Frost Insulators Local 1 apprenticeship program, was the guest speaker at this year’s Women’s History Brunch, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW).

The event, which coincided with Women’s History Month, was held March 23 at the CWA Local 6300 Union Hall. About 150 women and men from the building trades, public and private sector unions, legislators, local officials and friends of Labor attended the brunch.

https://labortribune.com/state-sen-gina-walsh-encourages-labor-union-women-to-run-for-office-vote-for-candidates-who-support-working-families/

State Sen. Gina Walsh encourages Labor union women to run for office, vote for candidates who suppor

Last year, Missourians defeated “right-to-work,” voted to raise the state minimum wage and approved CLEAN Missouri to reduce the influence of lobbyists and do away with the gerrymandering of districts, but State Senator Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors) says more must be done to protect working families.

“We did all these good things when it came to the issues, but people went to the ballot box and sent the same guys back to Jefferson City that do not support us,” Walsh said. “There are about 15 ‘right-to-work’ bills in Jefferson City this year. This is not over and these issues will always be here as long as we send the wrong people to Jefferson City.”

Walsh, the first female president of the Missouri State Building & Construction Trades Council and the first woman to go through Heat & Frost Insulators Local 1 apprenticeship program, was the guest speaker at this year’s Women’s History Brunch, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW).

The event, which coincided with Women’s History Month, was held March 23 at the CWA Local 6300 Union Hall. About 150 women and men from the building trades, public and private sector unions, legislators, local officials and friends of Labor attended the brunch.

https://labortribune.com/state-sen-gina-walsh-encourages-labor-union-women-to-run-for-office-vote-for-candidates-who-support-working-families/

Illinois Proposal Targets Hard-To-Reach Communities For 2020 Census

Illinois Senators want to make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census.

Legislation would give $25 million in grants to organizations serving hard-to-reach communities.

Supporters say a low census count could cost Illinois billions in federal funding — and up to two congressional seats.

Anita Banerji, director of the Democracy Initiative at Forefront, a statewide non-profit coalition, said people can be hard to reach for multiple reasons — geographic or demographic.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-proposal-targets-hard-reach-communities-2020-census

Sizing Up St. Louis' Major League Soccer Chances


The ownership group behind a potential top-flight professional soccer franchise for St. Louis could have a clearer picture next week about the chances of securing an expansion team.

Major League Soccer owners will meet April 18 in Los Angeles and expansion is on the agenda. That does not mean new teams will be announced, but it could end up being another gauge of the league's interest in St. Louis.

Momentum for an expansion franchise in the region is strong in some U.S. soccer circles.

"A lot of us around the country from a sentimental perspective — and I think this applies at MLS headquarters, too — would like to see St. Louis get a team because of the soccer history," said Philadelphia Inquirer soccer beat reporter Jonathan Tannenwald.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sizing-st-louis-major-league-soccer-chances

Sizing Up St. Louis' Major League Soccer Chances

The ownership group behind a potential top-flight professional soccer franchise for St. Louis could have a clearer picture next week about the chances of securing an expansion team.

Major League Soccer owners will meet April 18 in Los Angeles and expansion is on the agenda. That does not mean new teams will be announced, but it could end up being another gauge of the league's interest in St. Louis.

Momentum for an expansion franchise in the region is strong in some U.S. soccer circles.

"A lot of us around the country from a sentimental perspective — and I think this applies at MLS headquarters, too — would like to see St. Louis get a team because of the soccer history," said Philadelphia Inquirer soccer beat reporter Jonathan Tannenwald.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sizing-st-louis-major-league-soccer-chances

Kansas Is Short On School Bus Drivers. One Company And Its Drivers Have An Idea.

Ray Alvarez remembers the summer he couldn’t make ends meet driving children to school.

“I did qualify for food stamps,” the Olathe school bus driver said. “And yes, I accepted them. My income was so low.”

Alvarez has driven buses off and on for a decade. The financial crisis back then upended his livelihood as a mortgage broker, he says.

He and other drivers urged a panel of state senators recently to consider letting them apply for unemployment during the 70 or so days each year when schools are closed for the summer. The bill stalled in committee.

https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-short-school-bus-drivers-one-company-and-its-drivers-have-idea

Berkeley Sues To Prevent Ferguson-Florissant District From Closing Schools

Five Berkeley families are trying to prevent the Ferguson-Florissant School District from closing another school in their city.

The residents and city filed a lawsuit seeking to block the current redistricting plan for the north St. Louis County school system and force the school board to come up with another way to adjust to a shrinking student population.

The school district filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday, but the judge has not ruled on it yet. School officials say the plan approved by the board is what’s best for the entire district.

The Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education in October approved a redistricting plan that will shutter Airport Elementary School in Berkeley and the historic Vogt Elementary School in Ferguson after this school year. It will also transform McCluer South-Berkeley High School into a magnet school focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, forcing some Berkeley students to change high schools.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berkeley-sues-prevent-ferguson-florissant-district-closing-schools
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